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FIRST ON WITN: Arrest Made In Greenville Bank Robbery

An arrest has been made in Wednesday's bank robbery in Greenville.

Police have charged Steven Peele, Jr. with common law robbery for the hold-up at the First Citizen's Bank on Greenville Boulevard.

Peele was arrested this morning at his apartment on East 5th Street. Police did not say what led them to suspect the 38-year-old man in the bank robbery.


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Greenville police are investigating the second bank robbery in as many days.

The latest one happened Wednesday morning at the First Citizens Bank on Greenville Boulevard, near 14th Street.

The lone robber walked into the bank around 10:45 a.m. Surveillance photos show he was wearing a blue hooded jacket and blue jeans.

Police say the man walked into the bank and demanded money. No weapon was seen during the robbery.

To view surveillance photos of the bank robber, scroll down to the gallery

Anyone with information is asked to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

An hour before the bank robbery in Greenville, another bank in Tarboro was also held up. Tarboro police tell WITN they do not believe the two robberies are connected.

On Tuesday two people were arrested for robbing the Centura Bank on Mall Drive after a reserve deputy sheriff spotted the pair leaving the bank and followed them.


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